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Roger Knight - Seeking Solace

Seeking solace

Is there an algorithm or application I can draw on when my health is failing me and fear and despair take hold ?
Resorting to the Stoics might be preferable, their ancient wisdom that still resonates and assuages, or latching on to some enduring line from Larkin, Eliot or Borges that expresses a universal truth that fortifies my inwardness, capable of staying with me to the end.
Not unlike Cervantes, who sought to patch grief with proverbs that could help engender some fateful resignation,
And Sandburg who defined poetry as a means to harness the paradox of earth cradling life and then entombing it.

RAK 10/ 23

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